American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A peasant or agricultural laborer in an Arab country, such as Syria or Egypt.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An Egyptian or Syrian peasant, laborer, or tiller of the soil. The fellahs or fellaheen of Egypt, including all the working classes, but chiefly agricultural laborers, are of mixed Coptic, Arabian, and Nubian stock, and are socially and politically degraded. The Turks apply the name contemptuously to all Egyptians.
- n. A peasant, farmer or agricultural laborer in the Middle East and North Africa.
- n. alternative spelling of fella.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A peasant or cultivator of the soil among the Egyptians, Syrians, etc.
- n. an agricultural laborer in Arab countries
- From Arabic فَلَّاح ‘tiller of the soil’. (Wiktionary)
- Arabic fallāḥ, from falaḥa, to cultivate, till; see plḥ in Semitic roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Though I am in truth a Turk, and those who serve and rob me here are Turks, yet the fellah is the same as he was five thousand years ago.”
“The great man remained a big man to the last days of the Ptolemies, and the fellah was always a dwarf. 6”
“ A fellah is a peasant, one of the labouring class, just above the slave.”
“Some kind of agent character Grosvenor muses on 'fellah' cultures that become too conservative and resistant and violent against change, and then uses superpowers to take over the ship.”
“I have described one of the poorest of the "fellah" villages, but the traveller is often more luxuriously housed.”
“All right sir, pass in sir, excuse me sir," says my very polite guard, and a "fellah" that "knows the ropes," is admitted.”
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“Wal, Tom he lay there a waitin '; and he waited and waited and waited, till he' most got asleep; but finally he heard a stirrin 'in the box, as if the fellah was a gettin' up.”
“And you ought to go raght down if you want to save the poo 'fellah's lahfe; you' mothah's just freezin 'him to death. ”
“Dunno, … chicks always seem to say they want B, … but that A fellah who is big on action and short on words always seems to have a following.”
“Sports commentators and Patriots fan in general have given the fellah far too much credit (I don't, but I'm from Western Mass and as such am considered by the Eastern half of the state as Non-Existent) when it really always belonged to the people who would give him as much time as he wanted to make the pass.”
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